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Aug 30, 2009 9:30pm EDT
. we have decided to show mercy even those who hurt us didn't. and justice is not lost in acting in mercy. instead our deepest humanity is shown, and today our nation made that challenge. i made that choice, it was a tough decision. and i believe i followed due process and stood up for humanity that we pride ourselves as people. >> thank you, in the weeks following the horror of bombing of pan an 103, the people of lockerbie received compassion of those americans who died in the sky. and the relationship of trust and friendship has remained over the years. how many families of the american victims did the justice consult as he made his decision to release mr. megrahi on compassionate grounds. and what stand did he take of their views, and what advice did he received on compassionate alternatives? did he explore those alternatives, and that the american families would know that he would remain and the trust would be honored. >> i think that the suggestion to send mr. megrahi to a hospice in scotland is ludicrous, and people go there to have tenderness with their family, and not to be
Aug 30, 2009 6:30pm EDT
legislation being proposed, that more sensible and reasoned journal" continues. host: joining us is the former president of the canadian medical thank you very much for joining us here on c-span. guest: good morning. host: let me begin by asking how the canadian system works? guest: it is mostly publicly funded. the funding comes from income tax. everyone is covered. this is the main feature of our system. it is universal. everyone is covered. no one must pay anything to see a doctor or go to the hospital. it is a system that covers everyone, basically. host: how is it funded? guest: by the income tax. you pay the income tax. we have to understand that there are about 14 systems in canada because we have provinces, and other government structures. it is not a premium of insurance that is paid. in some provinces there is a premium, but mostly it is an income tax. host: you delivered a speech as you left your position and alluded to a couple of points. first of all, in areas of how canada can do better you wrote, waiting 15 hours in an emergency room is unacceptable. within four hours in
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